Julie DickinsonEarthly Child
Animal Rights Poetry By Julie Dickinson From All-Creatures.org

Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

Earthly Child
By Julie Dickinson

I breathe deep green thoughts and move
At a pace uncontrolled.
I refuse to strip bare my home
To kill the creatures that walk, fly, swim and slither.

My usual human self falls
Broken, changed by evident lack of capitalist consumption.

I drift in silken rivulets of
Water, surface and deep bodied blue.

I am earth and gravel and grit
And bone of ancestor.
I am history and pulse
Of memory
Both human
And animal sentient.

I connect and feel rooty and knarly
And heavy with plant material.
I sense, I infuse and touch life
A deeper

Earthly, infantile, they call me
child, human mind
insane vegan.

But I am falling
Humming throng of
To my original heart-casa, I return.
I will guard
Protect, sing a song of truth
Of sentient inhabitants and earthly home. 

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